Alex Binkley on peace

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Alex Binkley is a foremost political and economic analyst, whose website is He also recently published his first novel, Humanity's Saving Grace.

Give peace a chance

'Under the clouds of war, humanity hangs on a cross'

Image: Photo of Gerald Celente, via
By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

Those who can remember John Lennon’s hit Give Peace A Chance will welcome economic forecaster Gerald Celente’s plan to revive the spirit the song espoused.

Celente, who predicted China’s current economic woes long before the markets twigged to it, has launched Occupy Peace to wrestle the United States and its allies away from the War on Terror that former President George W. Bush launched in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Wasington in 2001. Bush “set the nation on a constant war footing with no end in sight,” Celente says.

Image: Cover of Humanity's Saving Grace, a novel by Alex Binkley. Click to purchase at“Despite the trillions spent and the millions killed in foreign lands, despite ballyhooed military successes that inevitably prove illusory, despite the looming presence of an increasingly intrusive surveillance state, a nation-wide peace movement has never materialized in those 14 years. As a dying trend, the notion of peace, let alone any formidable movement toward peace, has barely a breath left in it.”

Gerald Celente’s Trends Research Institute has been documenting since 1993 the manifold ways in which U.S. political leaders “have marketed and sold war as if it were a natural way of American life … every few years there is a new enemy to hate and fear, and another country to invade and occupy.

“Our economy is barely sustaining itself…and our precious resources are squandered on war,” Celente says. “Occupy Peace will dispel the myth that war is good for the economy. In fact, it’s peace that brings prosperity.”

Occupy Peace will be more than a symbolic, 20th century-style anti-war gathering; it will offer action plans with specific goals and objectives attainable through the use of practical “tool boxes,” to ensure the continuance of a peace and prosperity initiative across the country. “It’s not about isolation, it’s about non-intervention,” Celente added.

Among his early supporters are Ralph Nader, Robert Thurman, a worldwide authority on religions and spirituality, antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and wellness advocate Gary Null.

To Celente, Bush and his advisors are murderous thieves whose “wet dream of a never ending War on Terror has created a living nightmare. Not only have these psychopaths hijacked our nation’s wealth as our economy declines; their destroy and degrade mentality is depriving us of joy, beauty, peace, and freedom that are our inalienable and God-given rights.
“Millions have been killed and wounded … race, creed, color, gender, age, nationality it does not matter. The choice is yours. Join me and Occupy Peace, and do your part to help restore the dignity of the human spirit and the sanctity of life.”
Celente is hoping Occupy Peace will gain enough support to influence the 2016 national election. “Don’t wait for elected officials to take the lead.” Occupy Peace hopes to raise funds to support peace research.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed,” he says. “This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in
any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross.
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